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Will Tiger Woods play in the Buick Open next month in Grand Blanc, Mich.? No one knows, but there's a good indication he will.

The world's No. 1 player keeps his schedule top-secret and almost always commits to non-majors a week before a tournament. But last week, Buick announced it is auctioning one spot to play with Woods in the Buick Open pro-am July 28 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club.

The tournament runs July 29 through Aug. 1. But Woods' participation is always uncertain, even though Buick is one of his main sponsors, so the auction notes that the bid is good for the Buick Open "or at the next Buick-sponsored tournament in which Tiger Woods participates."

The auction began Saturday night on eBay and will end at 10:30 p.m. this Saturday. Besides the spot in Woods' pro-am group, the package includes six nights' accommodations, round-trip coach airfare for two, one practice round at Warwick Hills, two invitations to the pro-am pairings party and awards reception and a tournament gift package.

Current bidding at $20,100

Also up for auction on eBay is the package for next year's Buick Invitational at La Jolla, Calif., and a meet-and-greet with Woods at the Buick Scramble National Championship in October at Orlando. Proceeds for all of the auction items will benefit southeastern Michigan charities, among other organizations.

To check out the auction, go to www.ebay.com, click on "search," then click "by seller," type "buickgolf04" then click on "search."

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